Adjusting from Water to Land - Page 3 - SailNet Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 24 Old 06-21-2013
Barquito's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 2,288
Thanks: 0
Thanked 30 Times in 30 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Re: Adjusting from Water to Land

So, presumably this is a similar mechanism as sea sickness. I wonder if the same treatments would work (dramamine...).

Bristol 27
Barquito is online now  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
post #22 of 24 Old 06-21-2013
Reward for lost Kraken!
hellosailor's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,604
Thanks: 6
Thanked 138 Times in 135 Posts
Rep Power: 11
Re: Adjusting from Water to Land

Lansickness, seasickness, all the same. It is motion sickness and yes, the same causes, and same medications. However, if you are landsick after THREE FULL DAYS ASHORE there may be some other problem like a viral infection in the ear causing the problem.

If your usual motion sickness meds don't get you past it in a day or two, I'd suggest seeing a doctor to eliminate any medical question, unless you'd rather just slog it out. If it is vertigo from a medical problem---that can be a serious problem that goes on for months and needs attention.
hellosailor is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #23 of 24 Old 06-24-2013
Sea Sprite 23 #110 (20)
mad_machine's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Atlantic City, NJ
Posts: 3,217
Thanks: 5
Thanked 69 Times in 60 Posts
Rep Power: 3
Re: Adjusting from Water to Land

the viral infections in the ear are horrible, My mom went through that last year.. lost all hearing on the right and now has no sense of balance what-so-ever. She can compensate with fixating on things.. but at night, she walks around like she is drunk.

Back to the original topic.. always called it "Sea legs"

Art Haberland

In the end all that matters is how fully you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things that did not belong to you -Buddha


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
mad_machine is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #24 of 24 Old 06-24-2013 Thread Starter
Junior Member
Runshari's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Posts: 22
Thanks: 11
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 0
Re: Adjusting from Water to Land

Too funny. We haven't spent all that much time on the boat yet (soon, I hope), but the boat head lasts for 3-5 days every time we stay overnight. I am getting more used to it, but as a runner, well, let's just say those post-boat runs are....interesting.

First mate runner girl

'99 Beneteau 352
Holland, MI
Runshari is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NE Winter Storage - In Water Vs. Land mlong9876 Long Island 2 05-25-2010 09:41 PM
Why Did I Get Dizzy On Land (after 5 Days On Water) bluecayuga Introduce Yourself 9 10-02-2008 02:54 PM
water storage vs. land storage during winter apkaplan General Discussion (sailing related) 1 10-24-2007 04:50 PM
Sailboat capsizes, two land in water - Ashtabula Star-Beacon NewsReader News Feeds 0 10-02-2006 06:15 PM
Land Locked for now: Trying to Keep it in the water Nathan @ Sail Blogs NewsReader News Feeds 0 04-11-2006 01:15 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome